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Water Conservation Information For Customers

Protecting Wisconsin’s precious water resources begins with you!

Water is vital to Wisconsin’s economy and identity.  There are many reasons for Wisconsin residents to conserve water.  These include saving money on water and sewer bills, reducing energy usage, and ensuring that our water supply is reliable and sustainable.  By using water wisely, we can reduce the impact of our water use on the environment and ensure that future generations will have adequate water to meet their needs.

Everyone can do their part to conserve water.  Here are some simple steps you can take at home or at work:

  • Monitor your water bill for unusually high use to discover leaks
  • Fix leaky faucets, showers and toilets or replace with WaterSense labeled models
  • Don’t let the water run while brushing your teeth
  • Only wash full loads of laundry and dishes
  • Reduce or eliminate watering of lawns and landscaping
  • Use rain barrels to collect rainwater for outdoor plants
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For more information about saving water around the home, including a home water use calculator, visit the Home Water Works website, sponsored by the Alliance for Water Efficiency.

Toilet Rebates and Other Incentives

You can save hundreds of gallons each year by replacing leaking or outdated toilets.  Many Wisconsin water utilitiesoffer rebates or other incentives to customers who install WaterSense-labeled toilets, faucets, showerheads, and other products.  Some utilities also offer low-cost or free rain barrels for their customers.  Contact your local water utility and ask whether they have a water conservation program and whether you may be eligible to receive assistance.  watersense.jpg

How much water (and money) can YOU save?


Additional water saving tips and information:

Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Facilities

Many organizations have developed resources to assist businesses and institutions in reducing their water use.  Listed below are water conservation manuals, water audit procedures, and other resources for commercial, industrial, and institutional (CII) facilities.

For more information about the PSC’s water conservation efforts e-mail Denise Schmidt, PSC Water Conservation Coordinator, at Denise.Schmidt@Wisconsin.Gov